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Honda Pilot Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out front quarter panel side marker light bulb in a 1st generation 2003 to 2008 Honda Pilot.

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2006 Pilot Front Side Marker
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Turn Steering Wheel
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Pry Up Center of Fastener

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) Honda Pilot SUV in changing a burnt out front side marker (turn signal) light bulb located in the front quarter panel or "fender".

Owners of other Honda or Acura vehicles such as the Accord, Civic, Crosstour, CR-V, CR-Z, Fit, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, ILX, TSX, TLX, TL, RLX, RDX, NSX and MDX may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 168 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Bosch, PIAA and Eiko.

You can also choose to install a brighter 168 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulb is a small flathead screwdriver.

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Pull Out Pop Rivet
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Pry Up Center of 2nd Fastener
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Two Pop Rivets Removed
The first step is to turn the steering wheel all the way in the direction of the burnt out front side marker light bulb.

(For example, If you have a burnt out driver side front side marker bulb, turn the steering wheel to the left.)

Moving the front wheels will create more working room in the wheel well.

Locate the two black plastic pop rivet fasteners along the rear edge of the black plastic wheel well liner or "splash guard".

Use the small flathead screwdriver to gently pry out the smaller middle part of the fasteners.

Then lift out the base of the fasteners.

Set the two fasteners aside in a safe place.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Bulb Socket Removed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Gently pull back the wheel well liner to access the bulb socket on the rear of the light housing.

Reach in and rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.



 

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Push In New # 168 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Replace Wheel Well Liner
Push a new number 168 light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you would like to have brighter side marker lights, install some compatible 168 LED bulbs.

Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the wheel well liner back in to place.

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Re-Insert Plastic Fasteners
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Splash Guard Secured
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Test New Side Marker Bulb
Re-insert the two pop rivet fasteners and push in their center pieces to secure them in place.

To test the new side marker light bulb, turn on the parking lights, headlights or activate the hazard signals.

For more, check out all of my 2003-2008 Honda Pilot DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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